Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126493
Authors: 
Casini, Paolo
Riera, Olivia
Monteiro, Paulo Santos
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
LICOS Discussion Paper Series 362
Abstract: 
In the context of a collective household choice model, we show that the effects of improved credit access on search intensity by the unemployed are heterogeneous across households and dependent on the within-household bargaining power of the unemployed. We find empirical support for the predictions of our model using a household survey conducted by the authors in Cape Verde. These findings have important implications for the optimal design of microfinance programs, in particular concerning the targeting of loans and the use of microfinance as an instrument to support improved labor market outcomes.
Subjects: 
Microfinance
Bargaining Power
Collective Household
Job Search
JEL: 
D13
D14
J20
O11
O12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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